Today’s Phony Hillary ‘Scandal’: Clinton Foundation Misfiled Tax Returns, Outrage To Follow

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the unveiling of "No Ceilings" and the "Not There Yet: A Data Driven Analysis of Gender Equality study" in New York March 9, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4SNM5

Might as well buckle in because we’re going to be hearing about this one for weeks and weeks and weeks. Someone at the Clinton Foundation did an incredibly sloppy job of filing the Foundation’s taxes, so of course it must be a nefarious plot by the Clintons to do… something nefarious?:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors….

The charities’ errors generally take the form of under-reporting or over-reporting, by millions of dollars, donations from foreign governments, or in other instances omitting to break out government donations entirely when reporting revenue, the charities confirmed to Reuters.

I can already hear the screams of “Tax fraud!” Any minute now, House Republicans are going to announce the Oh please let this knock Hillary out of the race Taxgate committee. But read that last part again: “The charities’ errors generally take the form of under-reporting or over-reporting, by millions of dollars, donations from foreign governments.” What kind of idiot tries to cheat on their taxes by OVER-reporting?

And as you see the “liberal” media go into full hyperventilation mode, keep this in mind from Reuters, who broke the story:

For three years in a row beginning in 2010, the Clinton Foundation reported to the IRS that it received zero in funds from foreign and U.S. governments, a dramatic fall-off from the tens of millions of dollars in foreign government contributions reported in preceding years.

Those entries were errors, according to the foundation: several foreign governments continued to give tens of millions of dollars toward the foundation’s work on climate change and economic development through this three-year period. Those governments were identified on the foundation’s annually updated donor list, along with broad indications of how much each had cumulatively given since they began donating.

So, in order for this to be the “scandal” it undoubtedly is going to be touted as, you would have to believe three things about the Clinton Foundation:

  1. They were deliberately trying to cheat the IRS.
  2. They did so in a way that would be child’s play for anyone looking to find anything.
  3. And even as they were trying to fool the IRS, they still publicly listed the existence of the donations and their amounts.

It is possible to believe all of that, but at that point, your tinfoil hat would have to be pretty snug.

How the “liberal” media treats this story will either confirm or disprove my contention that they will take any anti-Hillary story and turn it into a huge “scandal” in order to weaken her campaign. It’s already clear, even this early, that the Republican nominee is going to be damaged goods. The only chance to preserve the money-making horse race is for the “liberal” media to tear Hillary to shreds. I suspect the media will completely live down to my expectations.

It’s going to be a looooong election cycle.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info

 

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